Zippers Pull Out Of Swing Bill

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Hot jazz-pop combo the Squirrel Nut Zippers have pulled out of a Boston concert so as not to share the bill with swing revivalists Cherry Poppin' Daddies, according to the Boston Globe. The paper quotes Oedipus -- program director for show-sponsor WBCN-FM -- as saying the Zippers, who like it or not have been a major force in the current swing revival, do not want to be associated with the neo-swing scene. The station has since moved the show to another venue and is offering a $10 (half-price) refund.